Anne Bates

May 26, 1912February 9, 2011

Anne Bates, 98, of Independence, MO, passed away on February 9, 2011, at Centerpoint Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be February 15, 2011, at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel from 6-8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church with burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Anne was born in Kansas City, MO, on May 26, 1912, to John & Anna Wisniewksi. Anne worked as a clerk for the B & B Drug Store for 31 years. She was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society. Her life centered on her role of wife, mother and grandmother, as she continually nurtured and encouraged her children and grandchildren. Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles; 8 sisters and a granddaughter, Jessica Bates. She is survived by her sons, Robert Bates (Gerri) and Tom Bates (Donna); a daughter, Loretta Bates; a sister, Joann Rizzo (Tony); grandchildren, Aaron Bates (Elizabeth), Daniel Bates, Melissa Lawniczak (Scott) and Christina Bates and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Samantha, Jessica, Alyssa, Sarah, Tyler and Nickolas. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Ann's Church or to St. Mary's High School. Condolences may be left at Arr: McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home, 11924 E. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64133, 816-353-6555. Published in Kansas City Star on February 13, 2011 and the Independence Examiner on February 12, 2011.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Shiva Service Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

To the family of Anne Bates my prayers are with you and I'm sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful person,she had a way of making a tough day brighter for me and I will miss her. Miss Anne I will find you again but this time without eye drops or one pill just a big hug. God bless and I know you will be watching over us.

February 15, 2011

Loretta and Family
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother. She was such a sweet lady
and I will certainly miss seeing her.
Blessings to each of you.
Alberta Lea, Raytown, MO

Matt and Mary Ann Jonas

February 13, 2011

Loretta and family,
We are so sorry to learn about the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken and Bonnie Clark

February 13, 2011

Loretta, and family,

We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. We hope the memories of good times from your childhood to adulthood will sustain you in this period of grief.

All our best to you,

Ken and Bonnie Clark

February 12, 2011

I will keep the Bates family in prayer for God's grace and blessings through this difficult time.
Mary Ann (Scanlan) Seward
Carrollton, TX